Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Another Noose - So, What Else is New?

(To the Columbia University Teachers College Professor Madonna Constantine who was sent a noose placed on her door) Via E-mail:
10th September 2007
Dear Professor Constantine:
I am very sorry that you've become the latest (that we know of) target in a serious stream of untreated racism/colorism. I refer you to the - below - letter I've sent out this am to others in the Psychology Department. (before I had your e-mail!)
Sisterly Congratulations for having the bravery to come out swinging publicly!
I've just read your statement, right below President Fuhrman's statement and I would say - about your phrase, "...individuals of all races..." - that there is but one 'race,' the hueman one. (We, at the Institute for "Interracial" Harmony, Inc. have been calling for a new Anti-Racist/Colorist Lexicon) I can think of no better venue for a series of panel discussions on this topic than Columbia, in light of the current stir over colorism.
I would like to offer you the use of our Racism Quotient Test Program to be used with your students and any Staff members who'd like to learn just how this society's conditioned them -most times even without their knowledge. (We should 'strike while the iron is hot!')
Sincerely Yours,
Your Sister-in-THE-Struggle,
Carol Taylor R.N.
First Black U.S.A. Flight Attendant
President/Founder: The Institute for "Interracial" Harmony, Inc.
P.S. Are you by any chance related to Learie Constantine?
Another Noose - So, What Else is New?
So? The fact that, even though the Teachers College at Columbia University up in Harlem, New York, is listed as a 'bastion of liberal activism,' (with an impressive motto: "Educational equity - a moral imperative for the 21st century") does not insure its 500 students or its 150 faculty members from the effects of having been conditioned by an institutionally racist/colorist society, and thus, inevitably, someone resorting to hanging nooses - or worse.
Those of us long laboring in the field of anti-colorism know full well that if continuous ing and post-test follow-up referrals to Ethnotherapy aren't integrated into the curriculum and made available in non-threatening atmospheres, then colorist incidents like 'nooses' (and cops murdering Black males and other people of color almost indiscriminately -cops don't shoot white males in the back and 'Jena 6's and even Hempstead locker nooses) will continue to raise their sick heads in this country. And of course, mainstream media and others will continue to knee-jerk respond instead of taking proaction - as though these nasty events are unique and not an expected part of the epidemic of untreated racist/colorist thoughts and behavior
The - below reported - behavior at the Teachers College at Columbia University should be recognized by the President, Susan H. Fuhrman, as a God-Given opportunity (for the 5000 students and 150 member Faculty) to set up a ground-breaking and on-going Program of ing -and when dysfunction is indicated [and at least a third - if not a higher number - of those tested will be found dysfunctional, if our Institute for "Interracial" Harmony, Inc. stats from ing the volunteer 4000 'liberal' readers of The Village Voice newspaper in 1992 is any indication of this society's brainwhitewashing effects on its unsuspecting students] - to provide follow-up referrals to Ethnotherapy for those who are found dysfunctional.
We at the Institute for "Interracial" Harmony, Incorporated, have been administering the to individuals across the scope of huemanity (including a college President, members of the NYPD Psychology Department, Brooklyn sitting Judges, a Mayor of an upstate NY town, and many, many others) for over twenty years, with exceedingly positive results (we are often told that the dialogue following the administration of the Test is a remarkable learning experience).
We stand ready, willing and able to not only confer with those administrators who would like to ensure a non-colorist and stable atmosphere in their various institutions - especially institutions of learning - but to set up prototypes for each individual institution, tailored to their respective anti-colorism ongoing curricula.
Without such ongoing programs to counteract the extant colorist conditioning by this society, and despite all of the anguished deploring of such 'hateful acts,' or even 'fostering multiculturalism,' be prepared to witness escalating 'nooses' and bias attacks and colorist murders, ad infinitum and nauseam.
Carol Taylor R.N.
First Black U.S.A. Flight Attendant
President/Founder: The Institute for "Interracial" Harmony, Incorporated - Our Motto: "Prejudice Is Learned - It Can Be Unlearned"
590 Flatbush Avenue
Ste. 11A BK NY 11225-4935
P.S. Refer to: "Who Tests The Teachers For Bias?" Saturday February 24, 1990, in the New York Amsterdam News - page 15

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